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Protect your electronics during an outage

Your electronics and appliances can be vulnerable to outages. To protect them from possible damage:

  • Unplug them: Unplug expensive electronics and appliances. This includes TVs, computers, game consoles, audio equipment and lights, etc.
  • Use surge protectors: When you can’t unplug electronics, plug-in or point-of-use surge protectors can help prevent any damage. A licensed electrician can also install a surge suppressor at your main service panel. Electrical panels in some new homes come with surge protective equipment already installed.
  • Turn off the lights: Keep one light plugged in and turned on, so you will know when the electricity comes back on.